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Annette M. (Smyers) Tew

March 13, 1939 ~ December 21, 2020 (age 81)


Annette M. Tew, 81 of Bedford, died on Monday, December 21, 2020 at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital.  She was born on March 13, 1939 in Everett, a daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Nearhood) Smyers.  She was preceded in death by two husbands William Hillegass and Kenneth R. Tew.  She is survived by a son, William Michael Hillegass of Alum Bank; two grandchildren: William Franklin Hillegass and Kristen Marie Hillegass; two sisters: Sandra Zimmerman, of Hopewell, and Mary Ann Dodson, of New Enterprise; and a one brother William Smyers Jr., of Louisburg, NC.  She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis E. Hillegass, and a sister Patricia Reighard.

Annette was a 1957 graduate of Robert P. Smith High School, and worked at the Cove Shoe Factory, Bedford Springs Hotel, and Falkland Farms.  She was a member of the Christian Missionary and Alliance Church, and enjoyed baking and cooking.

Funeral services will be private.  Burial at Burning Bush Cemetery.  Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home in Bedford.  Our online guestbook is available at


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